(ORDO NEWS) — Researchers have found several mass graves containing the ashes of at least 8,000 people outside the former Nazi concentration camp Dzialdowo in Poland.
The Polish Institute of National Remembrance reported that about 16 tons of human ashes, which belonged to approximately 8,000 victims of the Dzialdowo concentration camp, were found in several graves.
Scientists believe that in this way the Nazis were desperately trying to hide the remnants of the atrocities committed in Poland and neighboring countries.
“The Germans decided to evade responsibility for their crimes. In the spring of 1944, the bodies of the people buried here were dug up and burned.
The unburned remains were ground up so that the crime would not see the light of the day and no one could be held accountable.
The cover-up failed because the Institute of National Remembrance is committed to searching for the victims and heroes of World War II and will never allow any of them to be forgotten,” the institute said in a statement .
Dzialdowo concentration camp
The Dzialdowo concentration camp was built in 1939 in the city of the same name on the territory of occupied Poland. According to researchers, up to 30,000 people were killed in it.
Scientists now hope to conduct DNA analysis of the remains to learn more about the victims. Among the killed Poles were representatives of the clergy and the intelligentsia.
In addition, archaeologists have found traces of clothing, buttons and other items. However, they were unable to find anything of value, indicating that the bodies were robbed before being burned.
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